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Congressman Scott painting recognitions for young artists

Art competition winners to be announced Saturday

Congressman David Scott

Congressman David Scott

— Is there a budding Picasso in Georgia’s 13th Congressional District?

Arts patrons will find out Saturday, when Congressman David Scott (D-Ga.) hosts the awards reception for his 11th annual Congressional High School Art Competition. Eighty students from 19 high schools in Clayton, Cobb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton and Henry counties entered this year’s competition, according to Scott’s office.

The awards ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the Arts Clayton Gallery, located at 136 South Main St., in Jonesboro.

The first-place award winner will receive $10,000 or a $3,000 annual scholarship and his or her art will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year. The second-place winner will get a $5,000 scholarship and his or her artwork will be hung in Scott’s Washington office for the next year.

The third-place winner gets a $2,500 scholarship and his or her artwork will be hung in a “prominent public gallery.” The fourth-place winner will earn a $500 scholarship and his or her artwork will be hung Scott’s Jonesboro District Office for the next year. The fifth-place winner’s artwork will hang in the congressman’s Smyrna District Office for one year.